A Direct Path to Enlightenment by 'Jam-mGon Kong-sPrul

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At the long-standing urging of my student, Karma mThu-sTobs, who is learned in the five studies, and more recently, at the requests of the incarnate Karma Thabs-mKhas rNam-Rol, who has a sincere dedication to precious Bodhicitta, and of Lama Karma Nges-Don and others who are all worthy in their meditation endeavours; in short, in the face of earnest entreaties and in order to clarify practice, I, bLo-Gros mTha-Yas of Byams-mGon Karma Si-Tu's dominion composed this text at dPal-sPungs and dBen-Kun-bZang -dDe-Chen-Od-gSal-gling.

36 When evil fills the inanimate and animate universes Change bad conditions to the Bodhi Path. When the frustrating results of unskillful anivity fill the inanimate or animate universes, so that your wealth and properry are destroyed or you are irritated by the perversity of sentient beings and so on, you should change these advers~ conditions that have come up inro the way of Enlightenment. This transformation is made in three ways: by relying on relative Bodhicina, on ultimate Bodhicitra, and on special practices.

This helps with the destruction of ego-cherishing. " 4. " come up. At that time settle your mind without doubt or pride by thinking: "This was deserved, it's good that it happened. '' These four Dharmas correct wrongs with which other remedies can't cope. And: II 1. One Dharma is to expel completely The self, which is the root of faults. 2. One Dharma is to hold and grasp Others, who are the source of fine qualities. These two Dharmas which exhaust remedies Are needed to control barbarity They are necessary in these deteriorating times In order to bear patiently evil associates and mistaken practices.

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